- Code POLS1007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Sean Burges
- Dr Tracy Fenwick
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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Where is Latin America, who lives there, where did they come from, and what are the issues that dominate their lives? This course addresses those questions, preparing the student for further study of Latin America through other courses offered in the College. Attention is given the history, geography, politics and economics of Latin America, setting the underlying trends in a contemporary context.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- Recall and explain the historical origins of contemporary Latin America;
- identify and analyse the opportunities and challenges presented by the region’s geography;
- Recognize and critique the dominant themes in the evolution of regional democracies;
- Outline and research the fundamentals of domestic and regional political economy in Latin America;
- Classify and evaluate the range of different political systems, ethnic compositions and social orderings in the region;
- Research a project on an issue related to the core course material using a regional country as a case study.
- A 1,500 word essay assignment (40%) – learning outcomes 6, 5, 4, 3, 1;
- A 1,000 word literature review (20%) – learning outcomes 1, 2, 4,;
- A final exam (40%) – learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4.
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Staff contact time -- one two-hour lecture and one one-hour tutorial per week.
Outside class work -- up to seven hours per week.
Skidmore and Smith, Modern Latin America
Burkholder and Johnson, Colonial Latin America
O'Toole, Politics Latin America
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2571||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|